This fall, whether or not you want to shoot with us or at us, the Imperium will be playing some PlanetSide 2 on Wednesday nights from 9-11 Eastern Standard Time on the Emerald server (Vanu faction). I will start by leading the platoon myself, but others are welcome to step up and try it out. We will be trying to play the objectives as best we can. For this reason, the platoon will be open to the public, and will use the in-game comm system. DaBigRedBoat will stream the action live on Twitch.
In recent months, there has been a flurry of activity on the public test server involving orbital strikes and more additions to player-made bases. Since rolling out player-bases in the spring, Daybreak has done several iterations on them like adding infantry towers and ramps. Thankfully, orbital strikes will be a good way to delete these things once it goes live.
In short, it’s a massive FPS with lots of open terrain, vehicles, and stuff to shoot at – check thewebsite. PlanetSide 2 is an MMO-style FPS that locks three factions in an eternal struggle with one another over control of the planet Auraxis and its continents. Each continent pits hundreds of players against one another until one side eventually gets enough victory points. Gaining victory points general happens by pushing certain objectives on the map in king-of-the-hill style battles. Some objectives give benefits like the ability to regenerate resources faster or various vehicles. Whoever wins the fight for a continent gets a boost and an advantage in the fight for whatever continent unlocks next. Once someone else wins, the cycle repeats like a violent Groundhog’s Day.
Thankfully PlanetSide 2 is free-to-play, so whether or not you want to shoot with us, or shoot at us you can download the game and begin right away. Some helpful tips for new players:
This should be enough to get you started. Looking forward to seeing you there! Remember: fight harder!